This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse
If someone secretly installed software on your computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would you be alarmed? Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire Internet. For a long time we have known that nothing that we do on the Internet is private, but this new revelation is deeply, deeply disturbing. In my novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End”, I attempted to portray the “Big Brother” surveillance grid which is constantly evolving all around us, but even I didn’t know that things were quite this bad. According to an article that was just published by Ars Technica, when you visit the websites that have installed this secret surveillance code, it is like someday is literally “looking over your shoulder”…
If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, you’re not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sites—including microsoft.com, adobe.com, and godaddy.com—employ scripts that record visitors’ keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior in real time, even before the input is submitted or is later deleted.
Go back and read that again.
Do you understand what that means?
Even if you ultimately decide not to post something, these websites already know what you were typing, where you clicked and how you were moving your mouse.
Essentially, it is like someone is literally sitting behind you and watching every single thing that you do on that website. The following comes from the Daily Mail…
In a blog post revealing the findings, Steven Englehardt, a PhD candidate at Princeton, said: ‘Unlike typical analytics services that provide aggregate statistics, these scripts are intended for the recording and playback of individual browsing sessions, as if someone is looking over your shoulder.
This is fundamentally wrong, and if I am elected to Congress I am going to fight like mad for our privacy rights on the Internet. Nobody should be allowed to literally monitor our keystrokes, but according to a brand new study that has just been released, 482 of the largest websites in the entire world are doing this…
A study published last week reported that 482 of the 50,000 most trafficked websites employ such scripts, usually with no clear disclosure. It’s not always easy to detect sites that employ such scripts. The actual number is almost certainly much higher, particularly among sites outside the top 50,000 that were studied.
“Collection of page content by third-party replay scripts may cause sensitive information, such as medical conditions, credit card details, and other personal information displayed on a page, to leak to the third-party as part of the recording,” Steven Englehardt, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, wrote. “This may expose users to identity theft, online scams, and other unwanted behavior. The same is true for the collection of user inputs during checkout and registration processes.”
I am calling on every website that is using this sort of code to cease and desist immediately. This is a gross violation of our privacy, and Congress needs to pass legislation protecting the American people immediately.
And of course it isn’t just the Internet where are privacy rights are being greatly violated. The CIA has developed software that can remotely turn on the cameras and microphones on our phones whenever they want, and they can also use our phones as GPS locators to track us wherever we go…
CIA-created malware can penetrate and then control the operating systems for both Android and iPhone phones, allege the documents. This software would allow the agency to see the user’s location, copy and transmit audio and text from the phone and covertly turn on the phone’s camera and microphone and then send the resulting images or sound files to the agency.
So just like the Internet, nothing that you do on your phone is ever truly private.
And would you be shocked to learn that our televisions can be used to spy on us as well?
Incredibly, they can even be used to monitor us when they appear to be turned off…
A program dubbed “Weeping Angel” after an episode of the popular British TV science fiction series “Dr. Who,” can set a Samsung smart TV into a fake “off” mode to fool the consumer into thinking the TV isn’t recording room sounds when it still is. The conversations are then sent out via the user’s server. The program was developed in conjunction with MI5, the British FBI equivalent of a domestic counterintelligence and security agency, according to the WikiLeaks documents.
We are rapidly getting to the point where nothing will ever be truly private in our society ever again.
Virtually everything that we do is constantly being watched, tracked, monitored and recorded, and with each passing day our level of privacy is being eroded just a little bit more.
If you don’t want your children to grow up in a world where “Big Brother” is omnipresent, now is the time to stand up and fight. We can put limits on technology and start reclaiming our privacy, but that is only going to happen if we all work together.
Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream.
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No problem. Still have my Ovaltine decoder ring. ‘Ol Ralphie hasn’t got anything on me!
NSA, look in my ass and see if ISIS is in it. I’ve had hemmoroids lately. [SARCASM]
Use FireFox Browser with NoScript add-on
So they can ‘do all this’ but can’t unlock a mass murderers iphone? I think not…
damn…no more porn!
p o r n h u b p r e m i u m . c o m has the code, but
p o r n h u b . c o m doesn’t.
I downloaded the spreadsheet, but I’ve never heard of most of the sites.
I do not use any cell phone, smart phone, public wifi.
“Big Brother is Watching You” G. Orwell “1984”
Happy Thanksgiving all.
Ask famed reporter Sharyl Atkisson how this works.
Truth is, they are more and more alienating even formerly relatively complaint people like Atkisson.
The Sultans of America and Their Harems – best thing I have read on the sex harrassment issue this week. Interesting how the left got rid of Andrew Breitbart (personally, I think he was probably done in, like all these others, e.g., all those “mysterious” Clinton deaths. What the elite leftists are too ignorant to know is that in doing so, they created a hundred mini-Brietbarts, like Ben Shapiro, who now not only have an opportunity to flower, but are highly motivated to take justice to the folks who own and run the Death Star.
“Misconduct thrives when accountability fades. Historically speaking, we have always had elite classes of people who engaged in sexually atrocious behavior, and that class was largely confined to those with power and their hangers-on. Kings and potentates could revel in their harems — they could seize and rape concubines — and those upon whom they bestowed favor could expect to enjoy like treatment. But in an egalitarian, free society, a society without hereditary aristocracy, we pride ourselves on having a common standard of behavior for everyone.
That’s simply not true. When it comes to sexual exploitation of women in particular, we treat our new aristocracy in the same way peasants treated the old aristocracy: with deference. In America, three things confer aristocratic status: fame, money and power. Hollywood, politics and journalism are built on all three. And elite status in each of those industries bought not just a bevy of opportunities for brutality but also a silent knowledge that the consequences would be slight for engaging in that brutality.
First, the opportunities. Just as certain peasants of old sought to curry favor with lords, too many Americans seek to curry favor with the powerful. That’s the story of the Hollywood casting couch. It’s the story of the famed journalist and his nighttime corner booth at the local pub. It’s the story of the politician and his late-night office meetings. Does anyone think women were dying to meet Harvey Weinstein or Charlie Rose or Glenn Thrush? Each story we hear tells the same tale: Women thought the only way they could get ahead was to treat these men with complaisance. They thought that they couldn’t turn down dinner invites. And if they were abused, they thought they had to keep their mouths shut.
In many cases, they did. That’s because the public offered no consequences to the elite. Perhaps we blamed the victims and were unwilling to blame the accusers. Perhaps the darkest side of humanity revels in the pain inflicted by others. Whatever the case, the aristocrats knew, and they acted accordingly.
So, what’s changed now? It’s tempting to say that we’ve woken up — that we’re unwilling to allow fame and money and power to excuse abuse, and we’re not going to go back to the old way anymore. But that would be too sanguine. So long as fame and money and power exist, there will be those who seek to exploit them and those who look the other way. False idols always have their adherents.
It’s our job to ensure that the idols remain smashed. And that means recanting our own idolatry for a cultural sultanate (ed. note: Hollywierd anyone? Bill Clinton and the fake feminists who refused to call him out, including Hilary and her “bimbogate eruptions” management, including calling victims “trailer trash”) that deserves to be torn down.”
Ben Shapiro, Nov. 22, 2017 in Townhall.com
Hate to tell ya’ll – this is VERY old news. Keystroke logging has been going on since the old bulletin board days pre-internet. Just my typing those words has already set up some alarm somewhere to be a-ringing that some fella actually used to use those comm. channels and now he’s here. So? Have fun. Type away whatever you like. It’s way too late now to worry. Like….. “Hillary Clinton has the clap. She got it from Ron Jeremy” There…. I feel much better now.
The Jewish mafia is being exposed? Plan for a Samson event?
Man I have know for a long time that they know how many times I hit the bathroom.
I have not gotten a call from them lately so I guess I am O.K.
By the way you all keeping an eye on my Happy Thanksgiving.
BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE
World Wide Web = World Wide Wiretap. For what it’s worth, I have a penny, with black duck tape over it, over my desktop computer camera.
They have had these powers of surveillance in real time for a decade at least. The better question to ask is this: how do Muslims get away with brazen attacks if such technology operates with a dragnet over all electronic communications and human movements through urban areas? Any plot would be picked up at some point by these systems since they operate across the ‘five eyes’ nations and drag net across everything, with a real-time backdoor running through Israel. Another question is: how do blacks get away with such high levels of crime and violence when they are the most dependent on government (and thus the government knows who they are and where they are)?
GEORGE SOROS ????
GASP! All that is BADTHINK! Now, go scold yourself.
If you play with script and ad and domain blockers (and, I don’t consider myself a solid expert) you would find that very little of the coding is dedicated to the intended material.
Also, the media will not even work properly, unless you remove most of this, or have some spectacular amount of bandwidth.
I don’t feel that this was done, competently, or it wouldn’t be so conspicuous.
Monitor this, Liberal Faggots: ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
This isn’t even news anymore………
Feed them ALL the BS you can, then maybe they will come calling, which for most of us, would be terminal for them!
STOP USING THE WEB. STOP WATCHING TV.
There. Problem solved.
Not a simple fix, actually. Seeing as how the businesses (and their employees) that you actually have to interact with on a regular basis- in order to cash a paycheck, pay your bills, buy gas, and get groceries from- will still be using the web and the software related to it.
I don’t know about you but I’m more concerned about that than whether someone knows how many times I googled “cute cat videos” when I’m supposed to be doing something else. Both are serious privacy violations.
The problem is that the laws aren’t protecting those privacies. Maybe because they haven’t caught up to the internet times (and maybe because it makes a lot of money to log these things and who wants to be good when they can make money instead).
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I hope they have better things to do than to track me.
why is this surprising to anyone?
They can’t break into a murders i-phone.
They can’t track what ISIS is typing on their websites.
They can’t do jack shit that they claim they can do.
So why should I worry about them tracking what I worry about what I am typing.
If you are paranoid enough to worry about them spying on you, turn off and unpower all of your electronics, because big business is doing more to track your online and tv habits than big government ever will. Google does more tracking than anyone. No matter what I search on line, it shows up on my wife’s computer within minutes as an ad – figure that out. If you happen to use facebook, watch the ads that appear on facebook after you google something or shop for something in another app. These apps all share info and you have agreed to them having full access to everything on your device when you installed it. Go read what you actually gave them permission to do when you installed a program and just clicked yes I agree. Most apps require permission to access your phone, internet, camera, pictures, contacts and phone settings. If you didn’t agree, you don’t get the app.